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TVN (Total Variety Network; stylized as tvN) is a South Korean nationwide general entertainment network owned by CJ E&M, available on cable, SkyLife, and IPTV

Former logo used from 2006 to 2012.


1 Programs

1.1 News 1.2 TV series 1.3 Entertainment 1.4 Sports

2 Foreign partners 3 See also 4 Notes 5 References 6 External links

Programs[edit] News[edit]

tvN e-News 9 (an entertainment equivalent of KBS News 9 and JTBC
News 9.)

TV series[edit] Main article: List of programs broadcast by TVN (South Korea) § Drama tvN dramas are exported to various countries in Asia and the Americas. tvN's highest-rated TV series are Reply 1988
Reply 1988
and Guardian: The Lonely and Great God. Reply 1988
Reply 1988
received both critical and audience acclaim with its finale episode recording an 18.8% nationwide audience share, making it the highest rated drama in Korean cable television history.[6][7] In addition, Guardian: The Lonely and Great God was also a hit and consistently topped cable television viewership ratings in its time slot. Its final episode recorded an 18.680% nationwide audience share according to Nielsen paid platform, making the episode the second highest rated in Korean cable television history.[8] It received critical acclaim and became a cultural phenomenon in South Korea.[9] Currently, tvN dramas hold 21 spots of the 27 list of highest-rated Korean dramas in cable television.

Currently airing TV series

Airtime Program Original title Start date Notes

Monday and Tuesday night at 21:30 (KST) Cross 크로스 January 29, 2018 [10]

Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:30 (KST) My Mister 나의 아저씨 March 21, 2018

Saturday and Sunday at 21:00 (KST) Live (TV series) 라이브 March 10, 2018

Entertainment[edit] See also: List of programs broadcast by TVN (South Korea) § Variety shows See also: List of programs broadcast by TVN (South Korea) § Talk shows

Currently airing entertainment shows

Airtime Program Original title Start date Notes

Monday at 22:50 (KST) Island Trio 섬총사 May 22, 2017 [11]

Tuesday at 24:20 (KST) Live Talk
Show Taxi 현장 토크쇼 택시 September 8, 2007 [12]

Wednesday at 20:10 (KST) Friendly Driver 친절한 기사단 January 24, 2018

Thursday at 20:10 (KST) Where Is Mr. Kim 김무명을 찾아라 November 18, 2017

Thursday at 22:50 (KST) Life Bar 인생술집 December 8, 2016

Friday at 21:45 (KST) Youn's Kitchen 윤식당 March 24, 2017 [13]

Saturday at 22:20 (KST) Salty Tour 짠내투어 November 25, 2017

Saturday at 22:50 (KST) Saturday Night Live Korea 새터데이 나이트 라이브 코리아 December 3, 2011 [14]

Sunday at 19:40 (KST) Comedy Big League 코미디빅리그 September 17, 2011 [15]

Sunday at 22:20 (KST) Problematic Men 문제적남자 February 26, 2015 [16][17]


UEFA Champions League

Foreign partners[edit]

Partner Country

Canal+ France

ProSieben Germany

Canal+ Spain

Sky 1 United Kingdom

tvN Asia Hong Kong Macau Thailand Taiwan Singapore Indonesia Malaysia Vietnam Philippines Timor Leste Myanmar Sri Lanka

Star India India

See also[edit]

List of programs broadcast by TVN (South Korea)


^ Since January 2017, the official corporate slogan is Content Trend Leader, while the official marketing/advertising slogan is Endless Pleasures (즐거움엔 끝이 없다, Jeulgeoum-en kkeut-i eobsda).


^ Park, Si-soo (9 May 2014). "tvN turns disadvantages into critical edge". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-05-11.  ^ "Cable Channels Woo Viewers Away from News". The Chosun Ilbo. 12 January 2007. Retrieved 2013-05-30.  ^ Kim, Tong-hyung (3 March 2010). "Cable TV Industry at a Crossroads". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-05-30.  ^ "CJ E&M makes 13.3 bil. won in TV drama exports". The Korea Times. 30 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-05.  ^ Sunwoo, Carla (31 October 2012). "CJ E&M sees its programs spread far and wide". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-05-30.  ^ " Reply 1988
Reply 1988
Writes Cable Television History". Stoo Asaie.  ^ "January 16, 2016 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 응답하라1988<본> 18.803%  ^ "January 21, 2017 Nationwide Cable Ratings" (in Korean). Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 쓸쓸하고찬란하신도깨비<본> 18.680%  ^ "Goblin Rom-Com Sets New Milestone for Cable Soaps". The Chosun Ilbo. 23 January 2017.  ^ "New tvN medical drama "Cross: God's Gift" woos Go Kyung-pyo and Cho Jae-hyun". Hancinema. Star Today. Retrieved November 30, 2017.  ^ "섬총사". Olive. Retrieved 2017-08-21.  ^ "택시손님들과 현장토크". Munhwa Ilbo. 8 September 2007. Retrieved 2016-02-17.  ^ Dong-woo, Chang (2017-03-20). "(LEAD) 'Yoon's Restaurant' aims to one-up food shows by opening overseas shop". Yonhap News.  ^ "김주혁, <SNL KOREA> 코믹 화보 폭소 작렬 '이런 모습 처음이야". JK Star News (in Korean). 28 November 2011. Retrieved 2012-11-23.  ^ Ko, Dong-hwan (10 April 2016). " Comedy Big League no laughing matter". Korea Times. Retrieved 2016-07-20.  ^ Ghim, Sora (25 February 2015). "The Problematic Men
Problematic Men
Show Their Real Selves". BNTNews. Retrieved 2015-04-07.  ^ Lim, Jeong-yeo (31 March 2015). "Men with brains gain popularity in Korea". K-pop Herald. Retrieved 2015-04-07. 

External links[edit]

Official website (in Korean)

Links to related articles

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Television networks in South Korea

The highlighted channel numbers are for the Seoul
Capital Area on digital television.

Public television/ Free-to-air & Terrestrial

EBS ( EBS1 10-1, EBS2 10-2) KBS ( KBS1
9-1, KBS2

Private/Commercial networks/ Free-to-air & Terrestrial

11-1) SBS ( SBS TV
6-1) OBS (OBS-TV 8-1 (available in Seoul
National Capital Area))

Private Commercial networks/ Subscription & Cable

JTBC MBN Channel A TV Chosun



Yonhap News
Yonhap News


Mnet MBC Music SBS MTV KM Gayo TV I-net TV etn


tvN OtvN XtvN OnStyle O'live KBS Joy MBC Every 1 SBS funE JTBC2 MBN Plus Channel A+ C time Comedy TV K-STAR E channel SKY ENT TeleNovela


Tooniverse Nickelodeon Cartoon Network Boomerang Disney Channel Disney Junior


channel CGV OCN


Arirang TV

By the callsign

Analogue (until 31.12.2012)







KBS Television (KBS-TV) TBC-TV

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tvN's Daily Drama (Discontinued)


Ice Adonis Glass Mask


Crazy Love


Family Secrets


A Bird That Doesn't Sing

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tvN's Monday–Tuesday dramas


I Need Romance Birdie Buddy Flower Boy Ramen Shop Shut Up Flower Boy Band The Wedding Scheme I Love Lee Tae-ri Reply 1997 Basketball Flower Boys Next Door Nine: Nine Time Travels Dating Agency: Cyrano Who Are You? I Need Romance
I Need Romance
3 Witch's Romance High School King of Savvy My Secret Hotel Liar Game Valid Love


Hogu's Love Let's Eat 2 Hidden Identity Bubble Gum Cheese in the Trap Pied Piper Another Miss Oh Hey Ghost, Let's Fight Drinking Solo Ugly Miss Young-Ae (season 15) Introverted Boss The Liar and His Lover Circle The Bride of Habaek Argon Because This is My First Life Ugly Miss Young-Ae (season 16) Cross A Poem a Day About Time

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tvN's Wednesday–Thursday dramas


Hyena Manny Mermaid Story Romance Hunter The Great Catsby


Twelve Men in a Year Queen In-hyun's Man I Need Romance
I Need Romance
2012 The 3rd Hospital The Blue Tower Fantasy Tower The Blue Tower ZERO The Blue Tower Return She Is Wow Let's Eat The Idle Mermaid


Criminal Minds Avengers Social Club Prison Playbook Mother My Mister Why Secretary Kim

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tvN's Friday–Saturday dramas (discontinued)


Reply 1994 Emergency Couple Gap-dong Marriage, Not Dating Plus Nine Boys Misaeng Heart to Heart Super Daddy Yeol Ex-Girlfriend Club Oh My Ghost Second 20s Reply 1988 Signal Memory Dear My Friends The Good Wife Cinderella with Four Knights The K2 Entourage Guardian: The Lonely and Great God Tomorrow, With You Chicago Typewriter

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tvN's Saturday–Sunday dramas


Stranger Live Up to Your Name Revolutionary Love The Most Beautiful Goodbye A Korean Odyssey Live Lawless Lawyer Mr. Sunshine Memories of the Alhambra

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tvN's Variety Programs


The Genius (TV series) Always Cantare Cheongdam-dong 111 Grandpas Over Flowers Korea's Got Talent Sisters Over Flowers


New Journey to the West Kang's Kitchen Babel 250 Comedy Big League Friendly Driver Island Trio Live Talk
Show Taxi Problematic Men Salty Tour Saturday Night Live Korea Society Game Three Meals a Day Where Is Mr. Kim Youn's Kitchen Youth Over Flowers

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Food & Food Service

CJ CheilJedang

CJ Cau Tre Food Dadam Euo Mongjungheon

CJ Foodville

Tous Les Jours VIPS

The Steak House by VIPS

The Place A Twosome Place Twosome Coffee Seasons Table Cheiljemyunso VIPS Burger China Factory Delight CJ Foodworld N Seoul
Tower Busan Tower N Grill Juice Solution Bibigo


CJ Freshway

Fresh One Gangnam Fresh One Seoul Fresh One Namseoul Fresh One Kyungpook Fresh One Gwangju Fresh One Joongbu Fresh One Incheon F&D Infra


CJ CheilJedang CJ HealthCare

Entertainment & Media


CJ Media

OCN Super Action Channel CGV Catch On 1 Catch On 2 tvN XtvN Mnet XTM OnStyle O tvN O'live Tooniverse OGN Chunghwa TV DIA TV UXN

CJ E&M Film Division (Movie Business Division) MMO Entertainment Music Works AOMG Jellyfish Entertainment Hi-Lite Records H1GHR Music Highup Entertainment tving


Studio Dragon

Culture Depot Hwa&Dam Pictures KPJ Corporation JS Pictures Story Plant

CJ Digital Music CJ CGV


CJ Power Cast CJ Hello

Hello Mobile Hello TV Hello Net Hello Phone 00747 One Broadcast

Mezzo Media JK Film The Cinema of Korea Rankwave Art Service Studio Take One Bosphorus Investment

Shopping & Logistics

CJ O Shopping O Shopping


CJ Construction CJ Venture Investment CJ Telenix


CJ Donors Camp CJ C